Can we require an employee to work overtime?

person-246239_1280No and yes. No, if at the time of hiring you and the employee agreed that the employee would not be required to work overtime. Yes, if working overtime is the accepted norm for the job and the employee understands this when hired. To be sure, put this requirement in your written work rules, policies or job description. And be sure the employee agrees to this requirement at the time of hiring.

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